SGAC Activities during UNISPACE+50
As 2018 celebrates UNISPACE+50 at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), SGAC will organise activities in connection to this important moment for the international space community as they convene in Vienna for the High Level Forum, UNISPACE+50 and the sixty-first session of COPUOS.
SGAC Space Generation Forum Anniversary Event
In 1999, at UNISPACE III, the Space Generation Advisory Council was created. At this time the Space Generation Forum was held and it was recommended “to create, within the framework of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, a consultative mechanism to facilitate the continued participation of young people from all over the world, especially young people from developing countries and young women, in cooperative space-related activities”. SGAC would like to celebrate this historic event by hosting the second Space Generation Forum, now known as Space Generation Forum 2.0, in the form of a pre-twentieth anniversary event.
- To bring together all the different SGAC generations to celebrate SGAC’s creation at UNISPACE III and to discuss how SGAC’s activities should continue to evolve considering the UNISPACE+50 recommendations and specific aspects related to the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and its subcommittees.
- To create a capacity building event that allows SGAC members to better understand UNOOSA, COPUOS, and international aspects of space from various perspectives
- Showcase SGAC’s roots and connection to the United Nations (in particular to the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs and the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its subcommittees)
- Create outcomes based on the 4 thematic pillars of UNISPACE+50 which paves the way toward Space 2030
- Present outcomes in the form of a conference room paper and technical presentation at UNISPACE+50
16 to 17 June 2018 → Space Generation Forum 2.0
18 to 19 June 2018 → High Level Forum
20 to 29 June 2018 → UNISPACE+50 and COPUOS
Applications are now closed for SGF 2.0